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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2019 October;154(5):586-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.16.05271-8

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Ingenol mebutate for pigmented superficial basal cell carcinomas: evaluation by confocal microscopy

Giuseppe MONFRECOLA, Massimiliano SCALVENZI, Claudia COSTA, Mariateresa CANTELLI , Gabriella FABBROCINI

Unit of Dermatology, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II, Naples, Italy


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The incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer continues to increase. Surgical excision remains the best choice of treatment but the demand of patients is to have tissue-sparing approaches with good cosmetic results; these aims led to the development of novel therapeutic agents such as topical ingenol mebutate gel. We report the successful treatment with ingenol mebutate gel 0.05% of three pigmented basal cell carcinomas. Lesions were evaluated by dermoscopy and confocal microscopy before, during and after the treatment.


KEY WORDS: 3-ingenyl angelate; Carcinoma, basal cell; Dermoscopy; Microscopy, confocal

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